The federal Americans with Disabilities Act was passed four years, but many smal
The federal Americans with Disabilities Act was passed four years, but many small businesses in Maine remain inaccessible to the disabled. Alpha One, a statewide nonprofit, and Key Bank of Maine are offering long-term loans and assistance to businesses trying to comply with the act, and the state Legislature has formed a commission to study merging the state's handicapped-access requirements with the federal ones. Some observers say that the differences in the state and federal laws make it confusing to come into compliance with them, while others say that small businesses don't have the financial resources necessary to make adequate arrangements for compliance. Details, related articles.
Access to public buildings, Handicapped -- Access
"The federal Americans with Disabilities Act was passed four years, but many smal" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 13878.
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